Search

Ben Haenow X-factor winner’s single to benefit chYps charity

PUBLISHED: 10:17 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:17 18 December 2014

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Archant

Simon Cowell ‘delighted’ to help families

The winner’s single from this year’s X-factor will be in aid of Together for Short Lives - and as a partner of the charity, Gravesend charity chYps will benefit from some of the proceeds raised.

chYps is the children and young people’s service of EllenorLions Hospices and every year provides care to over 200 children and their families.

Simon Cowell said: “I’m delighted that The X Factor winner’s single sales will help families who are going through unthinkably difficult times. The money we hope to raise will really make a difference.”

The song by winner Ben Haenow is available to download now.

Previous X Factor winners who have taken the coveted number one spot include Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Shayne Ward and last year’s champion Sam Bailey.

Syco will donate 100 per cent of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download and also from streaming to Together for Short Lives. This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.

Rachel Holweger, director of fundraising at EllenorLions Hospices, said: “We are delighted that the X Factor Winner’s Single is going to make a real difference to the seriously ill babies, children and young people that chYps supports. Too many families struggle to cope with their child’s diagnosis and feel isolated and alone, not knowing who to turn to.

“As a charity, not part of the NHS, we must raise over £1.5 million a year to be able to provide our children’s hospice at home service free of charge to families, so any income raised by the single is gratefully received. We are very grateful to everyone who has kindly donated to chYps in 2014 and we hope people will continue to support us in 2015 so we can reach out to other families facing a terminal illness.”

When a life-limited or life-threatened child needs care, specialist chYps palliative care nurses take the hospice to the child’s home, so the young patient can stay with their mum, dad, brothers and sisters.

This prevents disruptive and lengthy admissions to hospital and enables families to be together through incredibly difficult times.

chYps is Kent’s longest established children’s hospice service and the only charity providing vital end-of-life, cancer and respite care in the homes of poorly children in the county and the London Borough of Bexley.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Monday, November 19, 2018

A father has been found not guilty of killing his 10-week-old baby.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Entrepreneur Jo Malone has said her success is down to making “people smile and feel good” as she was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A man who ran over two elderly women with his electric wheelchair was sentenced on Friday, November 16 at Southwark Crown Court.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas 2018 and the Northern Lights are welcomed to Bexleyheath on Saturday, November 17 with a spectacular mix of music and dance from stilt walkers to bhangra dancers, and acoustic artists to fire shows.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Bexley artist has raised her concerns that a revamp of Hall Place will see the death of the art scene in the area.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24